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Åndalsnes is a town in More og Romsdal. For some reason it has attracted some unfavourable comments on travel boards but it's a superbly located transport hub.

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Bus to Molde, ferry from there to Vikibund and return by bus (from Ålesund) makes a great day out. A return trip to Geiranger with ferry from there to Hellesylt and back is easily done in a day - given an early start if you are going by bus.


  • Mountains named after chess pieces, the 'Bishop' being a perfect example, can be seen early on the Golden Route to Geiranger.
  • The Trollvegen, Europe's highest vertical and overhanging rock face can be seen to the left of the railway as you leave Åndalsnes.


Drive,or go by bus, up Trollniggen road which is located some 15 kilometers outside Åndalsnes. Trollsniggen is a road that is encircled by enormous mountains and goes in sharp curves up the mountain side. The road is normally cloesed from October to May, but is open during the summer months. On the top one has a spectacular view over the valley and the Trollsniggen road itself. This is part of what is often called the Golden Route. The road closes for a major part of the year.





The Grand Hotel Belleview near the station has excellent views over the wide Moldefjord - and fine meals 9buffet and set in different restaurants.)

Hotell Aak is a small hotell 5 kilometers outside the city. It has an interesting history which dates back from 1850, but it was fully renovated in 1998. The hotell has only 16 rooms and a small restaurant.


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